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Game Courier Open Invitations

This page currently lists open invitations for games people want to play online with Game Courier, a versatile web-based play-by-mail system that currently supports over 1100 Chess variants. These invitations are not directed to anyone in particular, and anyone is welcome to accept one. To accept an invitation, click on the Anyone link for the game, fill out and submit the form for accepting the invitation, then routinely come back here to play. To find out how to issue your own invitations, read the User's Guide. You may use this same page to view logs of ongoing and finished games. Just change the Status Filter in the form below.

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GameLogLast ModifiedLast Move byNext Move for
Snappy Chessdegenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-104-5228 hours 51' ago Gerd DegensAnyone
Spider Chessdegenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-104-5218 hours 52' ago Gerd DegensAnyone
R-Chess (Rombus Chess)degenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-104-5218 hours 52' ago Gerd DegensAnyone
Chu Seireigichessshogi-cvgameroom-2024-103-7631 day, 3 hours ago A. DeWittAnyone
Grant Acedrexwdtr2-cvgameroom-2024-101-7683 days, 2 hours ago wdtr2Anyone
TCB (Traffic Calmed Borde...degenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-98-4626 days, 10 hours ago Gerd DegensAnyone
Morphomaniadegenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-95-5269 days, 8 hours ago Gerd DegensAnyone
Fou Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2024-93-69011 days, 4 hours ago Vitya MakovAnyone
Dumbo Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2024-93-68911 days, 4 hours ago Vitya MakovAnyone
Mesmer Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2024-93-68711 days, 4 hours ago Vitya MakovAnyone
Hex Dragonal Chessarithromaniac-keeganb-2024-92-32912 days, 13 hours ago Haarika YajamanamAnyone
NIHISCIdegenschess66-cvgameroom-2024-92-20712 days, 16 hours ago Gerd DegensAnyone
Maorider Chessmakov333-cvgameroom-2024-91-46913 days, 10 hours ago Vitya MakovAnyone
Hexes Chessnotquitesure- ♫ jimmywhip-2010-100-126Mon, Apr 12, 2010 Not Sure/home/chessvariants/public_html/play/pbmlogs/hexes_chess/notquitesure- ♫ jimmywhip-2010-100-126.php


This script queried the GameLogs table with the following prepared query:

SELECT * FROM GameLogs WHERE Priority = 1 AND (Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) AND (Privacy = :privacy OR Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) ORDER BY Lastmod DESC

To avoid SQL injection, most of the values are passed separately. The values in the query are determined by the values in your URL's query string or by what is entered into the form at top. When you leave a field blank, it normally means that it will leave that field out of the query, not that it will search for an empty value. Here is a recreation of what the SQL query would look like with the placeholders replaced by the values:

SELECT * FROM GameLogs WHERE Priority = 1 AND (Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) AND (Privacy = 0 OR Opponent = '' OR Opponent IS NULL) ORDER BY Lastmod DESC

The underlying MySQL is handled by MariaDB. A few fields give you multiple options for how to use them. You can search for an exact string match, an exact non-match, a LIKE match, which allows the use of a few wildcards, and a REGEXP match, which allows for very complicated pattern matching. Since these may slow down the search, they should be avoided unless you have a special need for them.

Filtering by Userid

If you enter a userid, it will list only those games in which that id identifies one of the players. Under the Next Move for column, for each game in which it is that user's turn to move, it will include a link for him to go to the PBM and make his next move. If a given user is playing any games that are not open to public view, he will need to enter his password to view these games on this page. If all your games are publicly viewable, then you don't need to include your password on this page.

How to Delete a Log

To get links for deleting logs, you must first enter a userid. To delete a log, you must be one of the players listed in the log. When you click on the link to delete a log, you will be asked for your password. Enter it and click on the Delete button. If your userid matches one of the players, and if your password is correct, the log will be deleted.

Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 21 July 2017